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Longboat Key Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 5 years ago

Cops Corner: Longboat Key


Nov. 8
Past the expiration date
10:30 p.m. — St. Armands.
Traffic Violation. A man said that he was coming home from work and didn’t know that his headlight was out when police stopped him. Police gave him a citation for an expired tag and a written warning for the headlight.

Running on empty
11:14 p.m. — 4200 block of GMD. Traffic Violation. Police spotted several open containers of alcohol within the driver’s reach after pulling over a man whose car had a broken taillight. The cans were empty and warm to the touch. The man received a written warning for the taillight.

Nov. 9
8:29 a.m. — 500 block of Lyons Lane.
Civil Disturbance. A fuel truck turned around in a man’s driveway , caused the driveway to crack and left behind tire tracks. The man spoke to the driver and reported that he was short with him.

Community strife
10:36 a.m. — 3300 block of GMD. Civil Disturbance. A man threatened to have the board of his condominium arrested for moving his property from a community storage facility and to sue the board president and the board if his vehicle were damaged by a renovation the board approved. The board president reported the incident on the advice of the board’s attorney. She also reported that the man’s daughter glared at her throughout the meeting.

Missing emblems
12:02 p.m. — 4400 block of Exeter Drive. Suspicious Circumstance. A man reported that two emblems from the rear tires of his car have gone missing over the past week, but nothing else has been removed from the vehicle.

No cause for suspicion
1:57 p.m. — Penfield Street and General Harris Street. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported a suspicious red vehicle driving down the street. It turned out to be an FP&L vehicle. The employee driving it was exchanging meter boxes.

Nov. 10
Source of the leak
8:11 a.m. — 700 block of Penfield St.
Gas Leak. Police contacted firefighters, who deployed fuel-absorbent buoys around a boat to contain leaked fuel.

Bothersome bark
9:08 p.m. — 500 block of Gunwale Lane. Animal Nuisance. A woman called police about her neighbor’s barking dog. Police heard the dog barking intermittently and saw a black dog inside the home but could not make contact with the owner. They left a note stating the dog was bothering neighbors.

Bon voyage
9:49 p.m. — 600 block of Buttonwood Drive. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported seeing suspicious people at the home of her neighbor, who is out of town. She also saw people on a boat behind the home. The suspicious people were actually friends of the out-of-town neighbors and were preparing their boat for a cruise the next day.


Bicycle throw down
7:51 p.m. — 400 block of L’Ambiance Drive. Suspicious Circumstance. A man said that he was driving on New Pass Bridge when a bearded man wearing all black clothes threw his bicycle onto the bumper of the driver’s SUV, causing minor scratches.

Nov. 12
Reel it in for the night
11:39 p.m. — 700 block of Linley St. Parking.
Police told two men fishing off a boat ramp that they weren’t allowed to park in a nearby area past 10 p.m. The men said they had lost track of time and agreed to leave.

Nov. 13
Striking gas
12:57 p.m. — 3500 block of Fair Oaks Lane.
Gas Leak. A contractor struck a gas line with his shovel while digging a trench, causing a leak. Police advised several residents nearby to take cover in their homes until firefighters could respond.

Backup blunder
10:28 p.m. — 5700 block of GMD. Traffic. A man who was pulling a van with no working rear backup lights out of a restaurant parking lot said that he had no driver’s license because of his immigration status. Police arrested him after finding his fraudulent Social Security and permanent resident cards.


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